Dakota Mamola, son of 500cc legend Randy Mamola, will make his grand prix debut in place of Nicolas Terol at Silverstone.

Dakota has been receiving technical support from the Aspar team during his debut season in the Spanish CEV series, with the GRT team.

But after just three rounds at national level, the 19-year-old Belgian-American has been called up by Aspar to take over Terol's Suter for the British Grand Prix. Terol intends to return from muscle fatigue treatment at the following Misano event.

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"First of all I would like to wish Nico a swift recovery," said Mamola. "Thanks to him and the Mapfre Aspar Team I have this incredible opportunity and I would also like to thank the GRT team for their support in the CEV.

"To compete in the World Championship is a dream come true, we didn't expect it to happen this year but this is the way it's worked out. It is going to be a completely new experience for me and it will be a good opportunity for me to learn about Moto2.

"It will also be a chance to build my confidence ahead of the next round of the Spanish Championship at Navarra. I am really happy, it's a great honour that the Mapfre Aspar Team have turned to me as Nico's replacement for this race.

"I know that they will help me a lot, I am not under any pressure and the objective is to enjoy the experience."

Mamola is currently eleventh in the CEV Moto2 standings with a bets race finish of fifth.

Team manager Jorge Martinez 'Aspar' added: "We are delighted to offer another opportunity to Dakota Mamola. At the end of May we decided to support him in the CEV and he has shown the potential that he possesses as a rider. He is progressing quickly and we are sure he will continue to do so. He can go out and enjoy Silverstone because he is not under any pressure.

"The idea is that he continues to build his confidence on the Moto2 bike in preparation for the final few rounds of the Spanish Championship. Whilst we are delighted to have Dakota with us in Silverstone, we want to make it clear that the Mapfre Aspar Team's official rider is Nico Terol, who is currently in a process of recovery, and we hope that process is swift so that he can return to racing as soon as possible."

Randy Mamola finished runner-up in the 500cc world championship four times during a premier-class career that latest from 1979 to 1992.